St. Frances Cabrini Parish Photo Gallery
Here you will find pictures from a variety of events, groups, organizations and members of our community. Click on each album thumbnail to view all the pictures in each album. Enjoy!
2014 SFC Pavement Improvement Project
The accompanying pictures display the initial, ongoing, and final stages of our major Pavement Improvement Project at St. Frances Cabrini Church property. The project was performed rapidly and professionally by J.J. Albanese & Sons Concrete and Paving. Through the financial generosity of our parishioners, here’s what we’ve accomplished.
The basketball courts have been resurfaced; pot holes ground out and resurfaced. Several other damaged sections of our 200,000 square feet of paved areas have similarly been repaired. Storm drain boxes have been dug out and repaired. Several French drains were created and installed, including one to properly drain the area behind the K and PK classrooms. For a while this drain under construction looked like the Pre-K students were going to enjoy a wading pool, but now pavers have been installed and our seasonal pond by the Pre-K playground will be no more. Another storm drain has been installed approximately in the center of the primary grades play yard to properly drain the area.
A sturdy concrete pad now exists at the Camden driveway aside Cabrini Hall. This area will now handle the heavy garbage trucks repetitively servicing our garbage and recycling dumpsters without breaking down as did the blacktop that was previously located there.
The frontal area of our school facing the northerly parking lot now sports newly curbed landscaping to beautify our school buildings. The area between the Gymboree play yard and the 3rd and 4th grade classrooms has been dug out and refurbished with landscaping and sidewalks.
And last but not least, the entire parish plant site parking and all school black top surface areas are now properly surfaced with a new coat of slurry to preserve the paving material along with beautifying our parish property; all this along with those substantially unseen play and eating areas behind our SFC school. This project is complete with newly painted parking slots, designated school play areas and school track and field games. The games markings will be somewhat different from before, in part based on inputs from the students of the parochial school.
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St. Frances Cabrini's Annual Parish Picnic
June got off to a magical start in what was once Valley of Heart’s Delight, but just as close to our hearts to this day, as over 500 of our SFC community came together to celebrate the start of summer. From the annual water balloon toss and water melon eating contest to the jumpy house, water slide and Bocce Ball courts, fun was had by all. There was extra cause to celebrate being that it was Fr. Michael’s birthday as well. A mouth-watering barbeque was prepared by BBQ chef extraordinaire(s), Patrick Cougill, John Dahl and Kevin Mitchell – serving up their famous hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken.
Dave Citrigno’s sound system got the crowd moving to the oldies. As usual, the famous snow-cone machine was a big hit! Many people are to be thanked in making our annual picnic the success it continues to be; year after year. It is the community as a whole that really makes it work. Thanks to all who came to bid a fond farewell to what was a beautiful spring and hello to what is sure to be an amazing summer! Only in the Valley of Heart’s Delight and with the community that is so vibrant, willing and able to serve up their Time and Talent at these special events (and all year long), are we able to enjoy and celebrate such a great community with friends and family alike![Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”4″ gal_title=”St. Frances Cabrinis Annual Parish Picnic”]
Crab Feed 2014
Holiday Food and Toy Drive 2013
A warm and heartfelt thank you for your generosity! On behalf of the St. Frances Cabrini Men’s Club, Italian Catholic Federation Branch 191, and Mexican Catholic Organization, I would like to express my appreciation for the overwhelming support of the 2013 Holiday Food and Toy donation effort. Your donations of food, and toys, as well as your monetary support allowed us to serve over 600 families and individuals at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
While this is many more families and individuals than we have served in years past, due to your incredible generosity we were able to serve everyone who requested our assistance or came to our food giveaway events on November 21, and December 14. This includes the 100 families from Christ the King Parish we provided food items at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
As usual the School families, students, and staff outdid themselves with food, toy and cash donations. We literally had no toys left at the end of the day on the 14th, the need was so great.
Thank you to the MANY Parishioners, Parents and Students, who volunteered their time to organize, bag and distribute food and toys on the giveaway days. We literally had hundreds of volunteers. Please see the pictures below (click image below), it shows the true spirit of giving to others that is the SFC community at its best.
Thank you for the trust you place in us to utilize your donations, know how much all of us involved respect the sacrifices you make in assisting us in this donation program.
Finally, thank you to Father Michael for his support of this endeavor, Joan Schenk for her organization of many aspects of the donations, and the Parish staff, as we literally take over parts of the Parish Office, Kitchen and building with donations.
Again, thank you, John Dahl
Please click on the below event picture to see ALL the
photos from this event.